SARS-CoV-2 Positivity on or After 9 Days Among Quarantined Student Contacts of Confirmed Cases

Schools reopened during the fall of 2020 with various approaches to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection. At that time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a 14-day quarantine without testing for close contacts of anyone diagnosed with COVID-19. However, data indicated that the incubation period for SARS-CoV-2 infection […]

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Safety in Pregnancy / J&J Data / Breakthrough Infections / Skilled Nursing Facilities

Here are some of the latest developments on the COVID-19 vaccines: Safety of vaccine in pregnancy: Early results indicate that COVID-19 vaccination appears to be safe in the third trimester of pregnancy, according to a CDC study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers compiled data from the v-safe pregnancy registry and […]

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COVID Plus MI Confers Poor Prognosis; 1 in 3 Die in Hospital

COVID-19 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) represent a high-risk population with unique demographic and clinical features resulting in a high risk for mortality, according to initial findings from the North American Cardiovascular COVID-19 Myocardial Infarction (NACMI) Registry. “This is the largest registry of COVID-positive patients presenting with STEMI [and] the […]

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